Mary Leakey Obit Dr. Mary Leakey died today in Nairobi, Kenya. She and her husband Louis Leakey spent most of their lives bringing the world closer to understanding the origins of humankind. Their fossil discoveries in Tanzania and Kenya indicated that human evolution bagan in East Africa much earlier than had been believed.
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Dr. Mary Leakey died today in Nairobi, Kenya. She and her husband Louis Leakey spent most of their lives bringing the world closer to understanding the origins of humankind. Their fossil discoveries in Tanzania and Kenya indicated that human evolution bagan in East Africa much earlier than had been believed.